PM Stories

The Hidden Cost of Incarceration (2019) Nicole Lewis and Beatrix Lockwood, The Marshall Project

The Real Cost of a Prison Phone Call Clint Smith, The Atlantic

Many Wisconsin counties earn thousands from jail phone calls. Inmates and their families pay the costs. Chris Mueller, Appleton Post-Crescent

Prisons Are Increasingly Banning Physical Mail Mia Armstrong, Slate

The Biden Administration must walk back the MailGuard program banning letters from home in federal prisons Wanda Bertram, Prison Policy Initiative

Biden Has Said Pot Prisoners Should Be Free. Now He’s Poised to Send Some Back to Prison. Tana Ganeva, The Intercept

‘Solitary by Another Name’: How Efforts to Reform Solitary Confinement Are Being Derailed by Corrections Departments Stephanie Wykstra, The Progressive

The Keeper and the Kept Kaia Stern, Inquest

We were both held in cages. Our goal now is to free others. Nafeesah Goldsmith and Carlos Sierra, Newark Star-Ledger

The Fascinating Experiment Captured in “Philly DA” Anna Boots, The New Yorker

Can This Prison Museum Tell the Full Story of Mass Incarceration? Emily Nonko, Next City

Why The True-Crime Genre Shouldn’t Be Sensationalized Scott King, Forbes

Why Do Sex and Murder Follow Girls to Florida? Claire Marie Healy, AnOther Magazine

AM Stories

Did Last Summer’s Protests Change Anything? Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker

Justice Department Announces Sweeping Probe Into Phoenix Police Sebastian Murdock and Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost

Local Activists Skeptical Over DOJ Probe into Phoenix Police The Crime Report

Policing the Police (2015) Simone Weichselbaum, The Marshall Project

Cops on the Campaign Trial: A New Force in US Politics? The Crime Report

Austin Police Decline to Investigate Complaints in Protest of Reform Attorneys Akela Lacy, The Intercept

The Capitol Rioters Attacked Police. Why Isn’t the FOP Outraged? Adam Serwer, The Atlantic

What Mike Fanone Can’t Forget Molly Ball, Time Magazine

Not patriots, not political prisoners – US judges slam Capitol riot defendants at sentencing Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post

White House, state AGs seek ways to hold manufacturers, dealers responsible for gun crimes Joey Garrison, USA Today

Amid renewed focus on gun-trafficking, 9 charged with trafficking weapons from Georgia to New York Shayna Jacobs, Washington Post

Budget Breakdown: How Governments Spend To Prevent Gun Violence In Chicago Patrick Smith, WBEZ

Boston plans to redirect some 911 calls to mental health workers, away from police Tonya Alanez, Boston Globe

Baltimore Bets on a New Type of First Responder: The Librarian J. Brian Charles, The Trace